February 21, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The head honcho: Seth Weinshel is the main man in housing

Seth Weinshel’s job is to put a roof over every student’s head. But his job as director of University Campus Housing is certainly not that simple. Students want a particular roof. Housing is a hot-button issue during this time of year, and it seems like students care more about their housing assignment than their grade […]

LeDroit Park: a D.C. oasis

On an uncharacteristically warm Thursday afternoon last week, LeDroit Park resident David Corry could be found outside tending to his garden. Corry, who has lived in LeDroit Park for the last 30 years, said it’s the serenity of the area that has kept him there for so long; and he hopes it can stay that […]

What’s the deal with… the names of residence halls?

There is a generational gap between the names of new and old residence halls. The old ones – they have historical names such as Francis Scott Key and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Halls. Or they took on the names of the old D.C. apartment buildings or hotels they were converted from, such as The Schenley […]

Battle for Washington: Will it ever happen again?

GW and Georgetown University’s nationally ranked men’s basketball teams could restart a rivalry that ended more than 20 years ago if D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans can get both schools to agree to participate in an annual Ward 2 championship game. Earlier this month, Evans sent letters to both GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and […]

Moving out and moving on

A lot of things change after graduation, but post-college housing doesn’t have to be one of them. Jessica Glynn, a 2005 graduate, dubs her apartment building the “dorm for professionals.” The Meridian at Gallery Place, a luxury rental apartment building, is home to dozens of recent GW graduates. Glynn estimated that about 50 recent graduates […]

WEB EXTRA: GW cosponsoring local gameshow

University officials announced this month that GW will be co-sponsoring “It’s Academic,” a television quiz show for high school students and the longest running quiz show on the small screen. Originally broadcast in 1961, “It’s Academic” provides a forum for students from 81 area high schools to compete in a fast-paced quiz show featuring questions […]

A house of their own

The residents of 522 22nd St. are happy to entertain visitors. In a townhouse with wireless Internet, delivery service, housekeeping, a full kitchen and a backyard for grilling, there is a lot to show off. So, when 15 students showed up there last month to discuss and watch news coverage of the Palestinian election, everyone […]

Hall History

The Hall on Virginia Avenue is GW’s residence hall claim to fame. Everyone knows room 723 was used as a lookout for the famous Watergate break-in that led to President Richard Nixon’s downfall. Other residence halls shouldn’t feel too left out, though. Plenty of GW’s dorms have had their own moment in history. Jacqueline Bouvier […]

Apartment hunting tips

Young adults, especially college students, have both inexperience in the real estate market and limited funds working against them when they set out to rent that first apartment. Whether graduation is approaching or you are considering moving off campus next year, here are a few tips that can make apartment hunting more productive and less […]

Men squash Spiders, win 14th straight

Start the slideshow! RICHMOND, Va. – Another GW men’s basketball game, another win, another goal accomplished. GW tied the school record with its 14th straight win Saturday evening, a 64-51 victory over Richmond, in which the No. 6 Colonials never trailed. The win also marked the first time the Colonials (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) have […]